2013 Press Releases

Conference to create 100 social newsmakers

Conference to create 100 social newsmakers

  • 13 Feb 2013

UCC has teamed up with MediaContact.ie to launch Cork’s inaugural Social Newsmaker Conference on 5 March 2013. Do you want to know how to tell your story online?

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International crime on agenda at CCJHR

International crime on agenda at CCJHR

  • 12 Feb 2013

Professor Philippe Sands will deliver the 7th Annual Distinguished Lecture of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights on Wednesday 13 February at UCC.

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Debating Science Issues at UCC

Debating Science Issues at UCC

  • 11 Feb 2013

Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty have prevailed against McEgan College, Macroom to secure the coveted position of Munster Champions in the Debating Science Issues (DSI) competition.  

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UCC research could help allergy sufferers

UCC research could help allergy sufferers

  • 07 Feb 2013

UCC scientists have completed a major study on air quality using a novel air monitoring approach which has been published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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UCC wins LAMA Award

UCC wins LAMA Award

  • 07 Feb 2013

UCC has received a LAMA (Local Authority Members Association) Award in the category of Best Energy Efficiency Project.

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UCC and Pfizer launch new innovation award

UCC and Pfizer launch new innovation award

  • 06 Feb 2013

UCC and Pfizer have launched a new “Innovation through Teamwork” award that highlights excellence in research among UCC research teams. 

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UCC expert advises on constitution

UCC expert advises on constitution

  • 05 Feb 2013

UCC lecturer, Dr Clodagh Harris, has been appointed to the Academic and Legal group of Ireland’s Constitutional Convention.

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High Performance Athlete Entry scheme launched

High Performance Athlete Entry scheme launched

  • 04 Feb 2013

UCC is delighted to announce an extension of its existing sports scholarship scheme with the launch of the High Performance Athlete Entry (HPAE) scheme.

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Centre for Global Development launches annual report

Centre for Global Development launches annual report

  • 31 Jan 2013

The recent launch of the Centre for Global Development (CGD) 2012 Annual Report highlights the significant role the CGD plays on the world stage.

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Technology the future of medicine at UCC’s Prep-for-Med Day

Technology the future of medicine at UCC’s Prep-for-Med Day

  • 29 Jan 2013

The atmosphere was upbeat at UCC’s third Prep-for-Med day held at UCC and Cork University Hospital on Friday 25 January.

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Good news as UCC graduate employment rates soar

Good news as UCC graduate employment rates soar

  • 29 Jan 2013

An employment survey of recent UCC graduates reveals good news for both existing and past students, as well as second-level students currently mulling over their CAO choices.

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€10,000 fund on offer for budding UCC entrepreneurs

€10,000 fund on offer for budding UCC entrepreneurs

  • 29 Jan 2013

The search for the next Mark Zuckerberg is on, with the launch of the UCC University Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and a tempting prize pot of €10,000. 

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Great Book of Ireland finds a home at UCC

Great Book of Ireland finds a home at UCC

  • 28 Jan 2013

UCC marked the acquisition of The Great Book of Ireland, Leabhar Mór na hÉireann, on Friday 18 January 2013. Re-live the moment by watching this webcast.

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Stand tall and keep cool

Stand tall and keep cool

  • 22 Jan 2013
Ultra-small devices created by Tyndall at UCC and the National University of Singapore have unlocked new possibilities for combating overheating in electronics and slow wound healing.

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Mr. Hayes goes to Washington

Mr. Hayes goes to Washington

  • 21 Jan 2013
UCC graduate and former Students' Union President Eoin Hayes will be one of just a few lucky Irish people to attend the second inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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UCC celebrates acquisition of The Great Book of Ireland

UCC celebrates acquisition of The Great Book of Ireland

  • 17 Jan 2013
President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will mark the acquisition by UCC of The Great Book of Ireland, Leabhar Mór na hÉireann,on Friday 18 January.

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UCC to develop eco-friendly chip

UCC to develop eco-friendly chip

  • 18 Jan 2013
Researchers at UCC are to share EU funding worth almost €2 million under a plan to develop low-power microchips that are environmentally friendly.

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UCC appoints Research Professors

UCC appoints Research Professors

  • 17 Jan 2013
University College Cork has appointed three leading researchers to the position of Research Professors.

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UCC lecture on gluten-free products

UCC lecture on gluten-free products

  • 15 Jan 2013
International expert on gluten-free foods Professor Elke Arendt, UCC will give a free public lecture on cereal foods and beverages for the future on Wednesday 16th January at 8pm in Boole Lecture Theatre 4.

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UCC’s Alphaville makes The New York Times

UCC’s Alphaville makes The New York Times

  • 14 Jan 2013
Alphaville, UCC’s peer reviewed film and screen media journal, has been given honourable mention in a recent edition of The New York Times.

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Major international green campus award for UCC

Major international green campus award for UCC

  • 10 Jan 2013
UCC has been recognised by the Universitas Indonesia (UI) Greenmetric World University Ranking system for its exceptional work in the area of environment-friendly university management.

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Exciting new FUAIM: Music at UCC Programme launched

Exciting new FUAIM: Music at UCC Programme launched

  • 10 Jan 2013
The new Spring programme of Music under the “Fuaim” series at UCC will commence on Friday 11 January.

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OPTODOSE wins UCC BioDesign Award

OPTODOSE wins UCC BioDesign Award

  • 08 Jan 2013
An interdisciplinary student team has won the second annual John Francis Burke Perpetual Award for Biomedical Innovation at UCC.

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Law, environment and the EU

Law, environment and the EU

  • 27 Nov 2013

The Faculty of Law is to host a major conference on Friday, 29 November 2013 on 'Enforcing European Union Environmental Law'.  

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Take to the stage at UCC

Take to the stage at UCC

  • 14 Nov 2013

UCC invites all budding actors, directors and theatre makers to their Drama and Theatre Studies open day this Saturday.

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Voices from the Stomach

Voices from the Stomach

  • 13 Nov 2013

APC research from John Cryan’s lab featured in a German TV documentary “Voices from the stomach” on the human microbiome and the so-called “three enterotypes”.

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UCC public lecture: Are the laws of physics changing?

UCC public lecture: Are the laws of physics changing?

  • 12 Nov 2013

Astronomers have investigated whether the laws and constants of physics are the same today as they were billions of years ago.

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UCC hosts conference on madness

UCC hosts conference on madness

  • 12 Nov 2013

The conference speakers include people with experiences of madness or distress as well as academics, researchers and practitioners.

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UCC hosts conference on Pope John Paul 11

UCC hosts conference on Pope John Paul 11

  • 07 Nov 2013

UCC hosts a major international conference on the life of Pope John Paul II on Saturday 9 November 2013, in the Boole IV lecture theatre.

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The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ 2012-23

The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ 2012-23

  • 07 Nov 2013

A public consultation session on the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ 2012-23 will be held in the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork city, at 8pm tonight, 7 November.

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Memories make the cut

Memories make the cut

  • 06 Nov 2013

A film directed by UCC filmmaker Stephen Bean has been named as an official selection at the upcoming Cork Film Festival.

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Geraldine McCarthy Chair of Hospital Group

Geraldine McCarthy Chair of Hospital Group

  • 06 Nov 2013

Professor Geraldine McCarthy formerly of the School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC has been appointed Chairperson of the South/South West Hospital Group.

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From students to county masters

From students to county masters

  • 05 Nov 2013

1963 saw UCC take home not only their first Senior County title, but both hurling and football accolades at once (Article reproduced courtesy of Denis Hurley and the Irish Examiner).

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Memorial service held for Frank McGrath

Memorial service held for Frank McGrath

  • 05 Nov 2013

A memorial event was held in UCC today in commemoration of the life and service of staff member Frank McGrath. Family, friends and colleagues gathered to remember a cherised member of the community. 

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National Award for Fergus Shanahan

National Award for Fergus Shanahan

  • 05 Nov 2013

Professor Fergus Shanahan, from University College Cork, has been named this year’s SFI Researcher of the Year at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Science Summit in Athlone.

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UCC strengthens ties with 7 universities

UCC strengthens ties with 7 universities

  • 04 Nov 2013

Closer ties and collaboration into the future is the outcome of a visit by a delegation of key universities from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, hosted by the QPU and led by Dr Marian McCarthy.

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Horticulture students win Belling Scholarships

Horticulture students win Belling Scholarships

  • 04 Nov 2013

Two students from UCC’s MSc in Organic Horticulture were presented with Belling Scholarships at a recent event held in Skibbereen, West Cork.

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Saved by the bell?

Saved by the bell?

  • 04 Nov 2013

In a showdown to rival the epic Rocky v Apollo clash, UCC Students’ Union President Padraig Haughney will discover if he can go the distance with Boxing Olympian Kenny Egan on 12 November.

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Staff success at political science conference

Staff success at political science conference

  • 04 Nov 2013

UCC staff swept the board at the recent annual Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) conference.

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What lies beneath Ireland’s Alcatraz?

What lies beneath Ireland’s Alcatraz?

  • 04 Nov 2013
The departure point for convicts bound for Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania), countless others never left a one-time island purgatory. UCC and the Irish Examiner present Spike Island in a new light.

 

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A Lock of Hair

A Lock of Hair

  • 04 Nov 2013

UCC PhD student Oliver O'Hanlon (Dept of French/School of History) on 'Papers and propaganda for the first Dáil' (reproduced courtesy of The Irish Times).

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UCC in 20 seconds

UCC in 20 seconds

  • 04 Nov 2013

UCC is one of only seven global finalists in the Times Higher Education University World Rankings film competition, with an entry from Stephen Bean. The winner will be announced this month.  

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Inaugural

Inaugural "Impact of Stillbirth" Conference

  • 01 Nov 2013

Stillbirth is a devastating reality occurring in 1 in 200 births with far reaching impact for parents and health care professionals.

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Craft Weekend at Glucksman Gallery

Craft Weekend at Glucksman Gallery

  • 01 Nov 2013

The Glucksman Gallery is preparing to host its annual craft weekend this November.

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UCC staff receive Papal honour

UCC staff receive Papal honour

  • 01 Nov 2013

‌Three UCC academics have been conferred with the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great for their services to the Holy See.

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CUP book shortlisted for award

CUP book shortlisted for award

  • 01 Nov 2013

Secrets of the Irish Landscape published by Cork University Press has been shortlisted for the Best Irish published Book of the Year Award.

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UCC hosts conference on Pope John Paul 11

UCC hosts conference on Pope John Paul 11

  • 30 Oct 2013

The School of History at UCC is hosting a major international conference on the life of Pope John Paul II on Saturday 9 November.

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Will consumers accept new food technologies?

Will consumers accept new food technologies?

  • 30 Oct 2013

How do consumers balance the scales between promised benefits and potential risks from novel food technologies?

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UCC on iTunes U

UCC on iTunes U

  • 29 Oct 2013

University College Cork can now be found on iTunes U, with an abundance of free educational content on offer.

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Indian Ambassador visits UCC

Indian Ambassador visits UCC

  • 29 Oct 2013

UCC welcomed the new Indian Ambassador to Ireland recently, Her Excellency, Smt. Radhika Lal Lokesh.

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Life after English

Life after English

  • 29 Oct 2013

Four students will be the envy of their classmates this week as they tour the Forbidden City, the Emperor’s Summer Palace and the Great Wall, before representing Ireland at the World Chinese Bridge Language Contest.

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Jazzing it up with POD

Jazzing it up with POD

  • 25 Oct 2013

UCC will host a special concert for alumni, visitors and friends as part of the Gathering Ireland 2013 and the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival on Sunday 27 October.

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Get Smart with Tyndall

Get Smart with Tyndall

  • 24 Oct 2013

Nearly 200 delegates across 20 countries visited Tyndall recently for the annual European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS) Forum and the Micro-Nano-Bio Systems (MNBS) Workshop 2013.

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First national perinatal mortality audit

First national perinatal mortality audit

  • 22 Oct 2013

The first Irish national audit into the death of babies in the weeks before or after birth (known as perinatal mortality) was launched today (Tuesday 22 October).  

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COLLAGE leads charge for health

COLLAGE leads charge for health

  • 22 Oct 2013

A new research initiative will position Ireland to play a central role in adding two healthy years of life to every European by 2020, EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has stated.

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John A Murphy honours Michael Collins

John A Murphy honours Michael Collins

  • 19 Oct 2013

Emeritus Professor John A Murphy, UCC, claims that while Collins was hardly a flawless hero, his major role in the Irish revolution, 1917-1922 has never been seriously challenged.

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EU Law seminar at UCC

EU Law seminar at UCC

  • 18 Oct 2013

UCC Law Department hosts a seminar on European Union Law in Practice today. One of the expert speakers is Judge Anthony M Collins of the General Court of the European Union.

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Diagnostic tool to revolutionise animal testing

Diagnostic tool to revolutionise animal testing

  • 16 Oct 2013

Tyndall National Institute has launched a US-Ireland animal health research project, AgriSense, to diagnose Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) – Ireland’s No.1 cause of calf death.

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UCC Library hosts ‘A Grand Tour’

UCC Library hosts ‘A Grand Tour’

  • 15 Oct 2013

 ‘A Grand Tour’ is the title of an exhibition of paintings of Georgian architecture by Geraldine O’Riordan  in the Boole Library until the end of December.

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STEM brings Brazilian students to Cork

STEM brings Brazilian students to Cork

  • 15 Oct 2013

A large cohort of Brazilian students have arrived in UCC and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) is the driving force.

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Green award for UCC

Green award for UCC

  • 15 Oct 2013

UCC has won an Excellence in Environment award at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards 2013 held by Chambers Ireland in Dublin recently.

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UCC students top the field

UCC students top the field

  • 15 Oct 2013

Two UCC students have been declared top of their field by prestigious international academic awards programme The Undergraduate Awards.

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Sport adds life

Sport adds life

  • 15 Oct 2013

UCC joined forces with the Ulster Sports Academy, DCU and NUI Galway recently to launch the ‘Sport for Life-All Island’ project, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation.

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FUAIM at UCC

FUAIM at UCC

  • 15 Oct 2013

Running until the sixth of December, FUAIM’s Autumn 2013 season brings together artists, scholars and audiences through concerts, seminars and music projects, celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of music at UCC.

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Awards celebrate UCC staff

Awards celebrate UCC staff

  • 11 Oct 2013

UCC has honoured staff members for their outstanding contributions to university life. The Awards Ceremony held on 10 October 2013 announced the winners of three award schemes: Teaching & Learning, Staff Recognition and Research. 

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Taxation policy may help reduce obesity

Taxation policy may help reduce obesity

  • 10 Oct 2013

There is a need for large scale public policy initiatives (including taxation measures) to promote healthy diet and increased levels of physical activity according to Ivan Perry, UCC.

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UCC Chemist honoured

UCC Chemist honoured

  • 09 Oct 2013

Professor Martyn Pemble of UCC Chemistry and the Tyndall National Institute is the first recipient of the Irish Gold Medal from the Institute of Materials Finishing.

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Health is wealth this Wednesday

Health is wealth this Wednesday

  • 08 Oct 2013

UCC Health Matters brings you a variety of fun and feel-good activities this Wednesday 9 October on main campus from 12 noon and 3pm to promote the wellbeing of students and staff. #UCCRAOK!

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UCC rises in Times Higher Education Rankings

UCC rises in Times Higher Education Rankings

  • 03 Oct 2013

UCC has significantly improved its position in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

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Global Irish Economic Forum at UCC

Global Irish Economic Forum at UCC

  • 03 Oct 2013

UCC hosts the opening regional portion of the Global Irish Economic Forum this Thursday 3 October. The event includes a public forum with Q & A, which will be live-streamed at http://www.ucc.ie/en/live/ at 1.35pm.

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Non-profits in push for volunteers

Non-profits in push for volunteers

  • 02 Oct 2013

The UCC Volunteer Fair on Tuesday 8 October will offer students, staff and passersby the opportunity to engage with a range of non-profit organisations from Cork and further afield.

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Dampening flames of inflammation

Dampening flames of inflammation

  • 01 Oct 2013

Scientists at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in UCC have discovered that Natural Killer cells are major regulators of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an experimental model of the disease.

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Irish emigration: it's complicated!

Irish emigration: it's complicated!

  • 27 Sep 2013

Researchers at University College Cork have just completed what is probably the most representative survey ever undertaken on emigration in Ireland.

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8x8 takes global perspective

8x8 takes global perspective

  • 26 Sep 2013

An exciting new documentary film festival that features a line-up of award winning documentaries from across the globe comes to UCC from the 30 September to 4 October.

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Multiple Sclerosis pioneer wins prestigious award

Multiple Sclerosis pioneer wins prestigious award

  • 26 Sep 2013

UCC’s Dr Eric Downer has received a Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Investigator Award for his pioneering research into the cannabinoid system and how it can contribute to treating Multiple Sclerosis.

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Gateway to first bioartifical liver

Gateway to first bioartifical liver

  • 26 Sep 2013

Irish biotech Luxcel Biosciences Ltd, housed by UCC’s leading incubation and innovation centre gatewayUCC, recently welcomed NanoBio4Trans. The group seeks to deliver the world’s first bio-artificial liver by 2020.

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War in Visual Arts across five continents

War in Visual Arts across five continents

  • 26 Sep 2013

UCC’s School of History and Department of History of Art recently hosted an international conference on representations of war in visual culture, declared a resounding success by close to 100 delegates.

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€13.6 million research investment for INFANT

€13.6 million research investment for INFANT

  • 23 Sep 2013

The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) has received a strong vote of confidence from government and industry thanks to a €13.6 million research investment.

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Report commends quality of teaching and research

Report commends quality of teaching and research

  • 20 Sep 2013

UCC is at the forefront of national and international developments in the design and conduct of research quality reviews, a report has revealed. 

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First Traditional Artist-in-Residence named

First Traditional Artist-in-Residence named

  • 20 Sep 2013

The Arts Council, in association with the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences, UCC and the School of Music and Theatre, UCC announce the appointment of the internationally renowned singer, producer and composer, Iarla Ó Lionáird, as the first Traditional Artist-in-Residence at UCC.

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€6 million research award for CFMATTERS

€6 million research award for CFMATTERS

  • 20 Sep 2013

A major EU-funded project focused on antibiotic treatment in Cystic Fibrosis patients has been launched in UCC.

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ACE key to IOSH President nomination

ACE key to IOSH President nomination

  • 20 Sep 2013

A UCC graduate has been nominated for President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), in a story that proves continuing education can help you to pursue your dreams.

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CCTV launched near UCC

CCTV launched near UCC

  • 18 Sep 2013

A joint initiative between An Garda Sίochána, Cork City Council and UCC, the official launch of a new closed circuit television system (CCTV) situated near the UCC Campus takes place on Wednesday 18 September in UCC.

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UCC and CEC join forces

UCC and CEC join forces

  • 18 Sep 2013

Cork English College (CEC) and UCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding around CEC’s University Pathways Programmes. This academic year programme prepares international students for entry into undergraduate and Master’s programmes in UCC.

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Your Place or Mine?

Your Place or Mine?

  • 17 Sep 2013

Husband and wife, and former UCC lecturers, Dr. Jim Mac Laughlin and Dr. Ethel Crowley have had major works published within the same week.

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MARINET offers facilities free-of-charge

MARINET offers facilities free-of-charge

  • 17 Sep 2013

MARINET has launched a fifth and final call offering free-of-charge use of Irish and European leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D.

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Hive of activity planned at UCC

Hive of activity planned at UCC

  • 17 Sep 2013

The public can handle ancient fossils, meet slithering reptiles and marvel at carnivorous plants when the School of BEES throws open its doors for Culture Night 2013 on 20 September.

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Green award for UCC

Green award for UCC

  • 16 Sep 2013

UCC has won an Excellence in Environment award at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards 2013 held by Chambers Ireland in Dublin.

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Mouth cancer awareness day has saved lives…

Mouth cancer awareness day has saved lives…

  • 12 Sep 2013

Cork University Dental School and Hospital is hosting a Mouth Cancer Awareness Day with free examinations next Wednesday, 18 September, 9am-4pm.

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Neuroscience conference on brain disorders

Neuroscience conference on brain disorders

  • 12 Sep 2013

A neuroscience meeting being held in UCC this September 12 and 13 hopes to provide further insight into the workings of the brain in health and disease. A particular emphasis of the programme will be the vulnerable brain, in times of early and advanced age and during stress.

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O'Sullivan and Morrissy join UCC

O'Sullivan and Morrissy join UCC

  • 12 Sep 2013

UCC's School of English is delighted to announce that two of Ireland's most distinguished women writers will join the academic staff for 2013-14 – Leanne O’Sullivan and Mary Morrissy.

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Stressed out memories

Stressed out memories

  • 10 Sep 2013

Memory impairment in irritable bowel syndrome is a neglected but key component of this common gastrointestinal disorder. That’s the take home message from a new study by the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC).

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UCC student wins biotech challenge

UCC student wins biotech challenge

  • 10 Sep 2013

A team that includes UCC student Stephen Fahy, who hails from Douglas, Cork has won the prestigious Novartis Biocamp in Basel.

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Around the world in 63 days

Around the world in 63 days

  • 10 Sep 2013

UCC PhD student Oliver O'Hanlon (Dept of French/School of History) on the reporters that raced to circumnavigate the globe (reproduced courtesy of The Irish Times).

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Alcohol consumption in early pregnancy

Alcohol consumption in early pregnancy

  • 10 Sep 2013

A HRB funded study at UCC suggests alcohol consumption in the first fifteen weeks of pregnancy does not alter odds for small-for-gestational-age neonate, reduced birth weight, preeclampsia, or spontaneous preterm birth.

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Call for O’Connell Memorial Day

Call for O’Connell Memorial Day

  • 09 Sep 2013

Professor John A. Murphy, Emeritus Professor, UCC has called on the State to relinquish its indifference and declare a Daniel O’Connell National Memorial Day.

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Minister Quinn visits UCC

Minister Quinn visits UCC

  • 09 Sep 2013

Ruairí Quinn, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills visited UCC recently to open the international conference 'Religious Education in a Global-Local World'.

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Tribal tradition key to success

Tribal tradition key to success

  • 05 Sep 2013

Both the Cork and Clare panels for the All-Ireland hurling final boast a healthy contingent of past and present UCC students. Just what has been the driving force?

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Science talks for UCC Postgrad

Science talks for UCC Postgrad

  • 05 Sep 2013

Science will do the talking for BEES PhD student Fergus McAuliffe as he takes up a regular slot on RTÉ’s The Science Squad and prepares to speak at TEDxDublin 2013.

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UCC hosts sustainability conference

UCC hosts sustainability conference

  • 04 Sep 2013

The world is facing into ever greater ecological, social, political and economic turbulence and evidence suggests that the many tumultuous events that are unfolding are increasingly interconnected.

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Module tackles diabetes in primary care

Module tackles diabetes in primary care

  • 04 Sep 2013

UCC and NUIG have joined forces to offer a “Diabetes in Primary Care” module to GPs all over the country via ‘blended learning’.

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Irish Ambassador in Egypt visits UCC

Irish Ambassador in Egypt visits UCC

  • 04 Sep 2013

The Irish Ambassador in Egypt, Ambassador Isolde Moylan visited UCC recently.

 

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UCC seeks work placement hosts

UCC seeks work placement hosts

  • 30 Aug 2013

The Careers Service UCC is calling on companies interested in hosting students on work placement in 2014 to get in touch.

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How can companies out-innovate their rivals?

How can companies out-innovate their rivals?

  • 29 Aug 2013

Professor Oliver Gassmann, St Gallen University, Switzerland will give a public lecture on innovation at UCC on 4th September.

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Cork research features on BBC's Science Club

Cork research features on BBC's Science Club

  • 28 Aug 2013

UCC scientists feature in, “Invisible Worlds”, the last of the current series of Dara O’Briain’s Science Club at 8pm on BBC2 TV tomorrow, Thursday, 29th August.

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UCC pilots alcohol-free accommodation

UCC pilots alcohol-free accommodation

  • 27 Aug 2013

In a move that has sparked nationwide media coverage, UCC Health Matters and UCC Campus Accommodation are to offer alcohol-free apartments to students under a pilot scheme.

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Kidney to lead Sport at UCC

Kidney to lead Sport at UCC

  • 22 Aug 2013

Declan Kidney, recently coach to the Irish national rugby team, has been appointed Director of Sport and Physical Activity at UCC for the start of the 2013/14 academic year.

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HRB invests in UCC health research

HRB invests in UCC health research

  • 22 Aug 2013

Are current increases in suicide rates linked to the recession?

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UCC professor wins essay competition

UCC professor wins essay competition

  • 21 Aug 2013

Announcements from science research centres are not expected to feature achievements in the arts and the humanities.

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Making the most of UCC

Making the most of UCC

  • 19 Aug 2013

New students starting at UCC this autumn are encouraged to make use of the vast support network that is at their disposal to help them settle into college life.

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1500km walk raises vital funds

1500km walk raises vital funds

  • 19 Aug 2013

A UCC student has returned just in time to continue his studies after an epic 1,500km journey. What motivated Gregor Herda to walk from Dresden to Cork?

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25% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable

25% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable

  • 13 Aug 2013

One in four deaths from coronary heart disease or stroke could be prevented each year, according to new evidence from the HRB Centre for Diet and Health.

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UCC develops electronic National Early Warning Scorecard

UCC develops electronic National Early Warning Scorecard

  • 12 Aug 2013

Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) have developed an electronic early-warning scorecard to help medical staff identify deteriorating patients which may improve patient outcomes. 

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UCC hosts symposium on cell signalling

UCC hosts symposium on cell signalling

  • 08 Aug 2013

On 11th September 2013, several  international researchers will present their latest research findings as part of the Young Life Scientist (YLS) symposium in UCC.

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UCC book to help food industry

UCC book to help food industry

  • 07 Aug 2013

UCC researchers have produced a book on cereal grains that will be a useful resource for the food and beverage industries.

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UCC boosts Asian Studies

UCC boosts Asian Studies

  • 01 Aug 2013

Professor Brian Bocking has been appointed Head of UCC’s School of Asian Studies on the departure of the School’s founding professor, Fan Hong, to Australia.

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Breakthrough in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Breakthrough in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • 01 Aug 2013

A protein ‘Pellino3’ has been identified that may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.  The research findings have been published in Nature Immunology

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The courteous gannets…

The courteous gannets…

  • 31 Jul 2013

Colonies of gannets maintain vast exclusive fishing ranges despite doing nothing to defend their territory from rival colonies according to research published in Science recently.

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Health care changes in Munster

Health care changes in Munster

  • 23 Jul 2013

UCC recently hosted the inaugural meeting to establish an Academic Healthcare Centre (AHC) model for the new South/South West Hospital Group.

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First-time TDs report feeling overwhelmed

First-time TDs report feeling overwhelmed

  • 18 Jul 2013

First-time TDs report feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and beleaguered by life in the Dáil according to a UCC report.

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Tidal turbines to generate Scottish electricity?

Tidal turbines to generate Scottish electricity?

  • 16 Jul 2013

Tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate almost half of Scotland's electricity needs.

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An Taoiseach launches Beaufort Research

An Taoiseach launches Beaufort Research

  • 11 Jul 2013

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has turned the sod at the site of the new Beaufort Building, positioning Ireland at the forefront of global maritime and energy research.

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UCC poet in Bantry literary festival

UCC poet in Bantry literary festival

  • 12 Jul 2013

Poet and UCC French lecturer, Dr Mary Noonan is the ‘roaming’ poet at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry this week.

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Law launches specialist LLM degrees

Law launches specialist LLM degrees

  • 09 Jul 2013

UCC Law Faculty is delighted to announce the launch of two new specialist LLM degrees – the LLM (Health and Care Law) and the LLM (Business Law). 

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Irish project improves Euro QOL

Irish project improves Euro QOL

  • 08 Jul 2013

Ireland will play a central role in European efforts to add two healthy years of life to each citizen by 2020, thanks to a UCC/Louth Age Friendly County Initiative collaboration.

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Clancy's winning formula

Clancy's winning formula

  • 05 Jul 2013

"As Cork head for Killarney on Sunday to take on the might of Kerry in the Munster SFC final, there are surely two very proud parents over in Grange, just outside Fermoy."

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Croatian Ambassador visits UCC

Croatian Ambassador visits UCC

  • 03 Jul 2013

The Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Ms Jasna Ognjanovac, was welcomed to UCC by Dr Michael Murphy, President of UCC on Tuesday 2nd July.

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Glucksman exhibits excellence

Glucksman exhibits excellence

  • 03 Jul 2013

The Glucksman is among eleven of Ireland’s top museums recognised for high standards in museum management, care of collections and visitor services by the Heritage Council.

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Palaeontology’s biggest mystery

Palaeontology’s biggest mystery

  • 02 Jul 2013

A team led by UCC’s Dr Maria McNamara is contributing fossil colour research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition towards solving palaeontology’s biggest mystery. What colour were ancient animals?

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Businesses of the future honoured

Businesses of the future honoured

  • 28 Jun 2013

Eight businesses of the future were recognised this week at the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Awards and Showcase held in a packed Aula Maxima, UCC.

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Changes to HPAT-Ireland exam

Changes to HPAT-Ireland exam

  • 28 Jun 2013

The IUA has announced changes to the HPAT-Ireland examination, which is used for entry to all undergraduate medical courses at Irish Higher Education Institutions.

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Geology of Ireland: A Guide

Geology of Ireland: A Guide

  • 27 Jun 2013

Experts from the School of BEES at UCC are behind a new book, Geology of Ireland - A Field Guide, which reflects on Ireland’s valuable geological heritage.

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UCC team heads for Johannesburg

UCC team heads for Johannesburg

  • 27 Jun 2013

A UCC team is bound for Johannesburg, South Africa this August for the final of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Global Business Challenge (GBC).

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Success on the Horizon

Success on the Horizon

  • 27 Jun 2013

UCC warmly welcomes budgetary agreement on Horizon 2020, recognising the opportunity it heralds across Ireland and Europe.

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World-class test facility on offer

World-class test facility on offer

  • 27 Jun 2013

Marinet is pleased to announce the opening of a fourth call on June 28th offering free-of-charge use of Irish and European leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D.

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First national audit on maternal complications

First national audit on maternal complications

  • 24 Jun 2013

The first Irish national audit into severe maternal medical complications occurring during pregnancy, delivery and the post-natal period (known as maternal morbidity) has been published.

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Diabetes app goes down a treat

Diabetes app goes down a treat

  • 24 Jun 2013

Children with Type 1 diabetes can now use a smartphone application to learn about insulin pumps and to troubleshoot problems, thanks to a team based in UCC and Cork University Hospital (CUH).

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Major award for UCC Chemical Engineer

Major award for UCC Chemical Engineer

  • 24 Jun 2013

Dr Edmond Byrne has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineer’s (IChemE) Morton Medal for excellence in chemical engineering education in London.

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UCC neuroscientist honoured for research

UCC neuroscientist honoured for research

  • 24 Jun 2013

Prof. John F. Cryan has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Utrecht University Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research Award. 

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Inventors honoured at UCC

Inventors honoured at UCC

  • 24 Jun 2013

Pioneering new technologies in the area of bioscience and ICT were recognised recently at the Invention of the Year Awards, sponsored by Purdy Lucey, at gatewayUCC in Cork.

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APC receives €50m research investment

APC receives €50m research investment

  • 24 Jun 2013

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) Cork, which undertakes advanced food science based around microbes living in the gut, has been designated a national centre for food and medicine research excellence.

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Supporting LIFE in Malawi

Supporting LIFE in Malawi

  • 20 Jun 2013

A UCC consortium which secured a €3.7M EU award is using groundbreaking tactics including mobile health apps to assist rural front-line health workers combat disease in Malawi.

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COMH presents SURE Awards

COMH presents SURE Awards

  • 19 Jun 2013

A successful College of Medicine and Health Research day was held on Thursday 13th June 2013 at the Western Gateway Building, where ten students received summer bursaries.

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MBA Graduate of Year announced

MBA Graduate of Year announced

  • 19 Jun 2013

Kevin O’ Riordan, of McAfee, is the recipient of the Deloitte UCC Executive MBA Graduate of the Year Award for 2013.

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Concert music to ears of charity duet

Concert music to ears of charity duet

  • 14 Jun 2013

The dulcet tones of Anthony Kearns and Cara O’Sullivan will drift across the Quad on 21 June, and all in aid of two deserving charities.

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UCC researcher wins international competition

UCC researcher wins international competition

  • 10 Jun 2013

As Ireland’s first ever entry, BEES postgrad researcher Fergus McAuliffe fought off 23 different countries to win the Famelab international competition.

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Power appointed US Ambassador to UN

Power appointed US Ambassador to UN

  • 10 Jun 2013

UCC wishes to congratulate Samantha Power, an Adjunct Professor of Law at UCC, who has been appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN).

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UCC honours four leaders

UCC honours four leaders

  • 06 Jun 2013

UCC is to honour four distinguished persons with Honorary Doctorates today, including Graham Norton, Fergal Keane, Dermot O’Mahoney and Judge Donald Molloy. Watch live from 3.30pm at http://www.ucc.ie/en/live/

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FUAIM: Talking theatre, music, sound ...

FUAIM: Talking theatre, music, sound ...

  • 05 Jun 2013

The growing significance of music in Irish theatre will be among the topics explored and celebrated at an upcoming UCC symposium on Saturday 15 June.

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Conferrings celebrate students and medical pioneers

Conferrings celebrate students and medical pioneers

  • 12 Jun 2013

Thursday 13 June is not just a day of celebration as 419 students graduate from UCC. It is also one of remembrance. Watch each ceremony live at http://www.ucc.ie/en/live/

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SAFE hands for patients and docs

SAFE hands for patients and docs

  • 04 Jun 2013

The next generation of doctors took more than a parchment with them as they graduated from UCC last Thursday (30 May).

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RIA honours UCC Academics

RIA honours UCC Academics

  • 01 Jun 2013

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) has continued a 228-year tradition by admitting twenty-one new members, including four UCC academics.

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APC inspires Budding Biologists

APC inspires Budding Biologists

  • 31 May 2013

Little did the students enlisting in the Budding Biologists Transition Year Experience Programme know that they would need to be super sleuths to solve a staged murder...

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Global focus in UCC strategic plan

Global focus in UCC strategic plan

  • 24 May 2013

Increasing foreign direct investment and job creation, as well as a surge in attracting international students, lie among the many benefits outlined in UCC’s strategic plan, launched Friday 24 May 2013.

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EdTech brings NASA and Google to UCC

EdTech brings NASA and Google to UCC

  • 24 May 2013

‘EdTech’ comes to UCC on 30-31 May, shedding light on online digital literacies, the role of social media and apps in education as well as the explosive growth of MOOCs.

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Oscar-winner Puttnam to deliver public lecture

Oscar-winner Puttnam to deliver public lecture

  • 23 May 2013

UCC announces Oscar-winner Lord David Puttnam as Adjunct Professor of Film Studies and Digital Humanities, marked by a free public lecture on Thursday 23 May.

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Tearing down the Ivory Tower

Tearing down the Ivory Tower

  • 22 May 2013

The concept of the university moving out into the community and the community moving into the university was under discussion in UCC recently.

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Drama Desk Award for Mercier

Drama Desk Award for Mercier

  • 22 May 2013

Broadway’s The Testament of Mary continues to generate headlines, with UCC’s Mel Mercier winning a Drama Desk Award for ‘Outstanding Sound Design in a Play’.

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A Gut Feeling about Autism

A Gut Feeling about Autism

  • 21 May 2013

University College Cork  (UCC) scientists show that gut bacteria is essential for the development of normal social behaviours in research published today in Molecular Psychiatry. 

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UCC United win CBSL

UCC United win CBSL

  • 17 May 2013

UCC United men’s staff soccer team have won the Cork Business and Shipping League First Division title after a hard-fought campaign over nine months.

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A crystal clear project for UCC doctor

A crystal clear project for UCC doctor

  • 17 May 2013

One Cork doctor has been recognised for furthering patient care by developing an app that improves a vital route of communication between patients and hospitals – the discharge letter.

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Executive MBA visits Nordic Supermodel

Executive MBA visits Nordic Supermodel

  • 17 May 2013

The UCC Executive MBA recently returned from a very successful study visit to Helsinki, Finland, one of the successful Nordic economies recently described by the Economist as “the next supermodel”.

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UCC welcomes Waterford Hospital partnership

UCC welcomes Waterford Hospital partnership

  • 14 May 2013

The President of University College Cork, Dr Michael Murphy, welcomes the publication yesterday of the “Establishment of Hospital Groups as a transition to Independent Hospital Trusts Report”. 

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Friars’ accounts reveal social history

Friars’ accounts reveal social history

  • 14 May 2013

The economy of the Franciscans had a strange basis; it rested on begging, or questing as it was known according to a new book published recently.

 

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The Big House: Power & Privilege

The Big House: Power & Privilege

  • 12 May 2013

A free photographic exhibition at UCC Library provides fresh insight into The Big House, also known as the once grandiose homes of landlords, a common feature of rural Ireland between 1858-1922.

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Postgrads win international business competition

Postgrads win international business competition

  • 10 May 2013

Five postgraduate students from UCC have won 1st place and best written report at the prestigious HEC International Graduate Competition, held in the HEC Business School in Montreal, Canada.

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UCC excels in QS subject rankings

UCC excels in QS subject rankings

  • 08 May 2013

UCC has returned an outstanding performance internationally in the 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

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Death of a Salesman brought to life

Death of a Salesman brought to life

  • 07 May 2013

Irish-American TV and film actor Patrick Cronin will breathe new life into Arthur Miller’s American classic ‘Death of a Salesman’ on May 16 at the Everyman Palace in Cork.

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UCC students raise record €42,000

UCC students raise record €42,000

  • 03 May 2013

€42,000 has been raised for charity by the UCC Students’ Union (SU), with the Irish Guidedogs, Barretstown and Cork Penny Dinners all benefiting equally.

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Ireland’s greatest unsung scientist

Ireland’s greatest unsung scientist

  • 03 May 2013

In 1895 Robert Lloyd Praeger began a pilgrimage across Ireland that was to take up every weekend of the spring and summer months for the next five years.

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GIRC students account themselves well

GIRC students account themselves well

  • 03 May 2013

A UCC team from Accounting and Finance has won the Irish round of the CFA Institute’s Global Investment Research Challenge (GIRC) held at Davys Stockbrokers recently.

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Mercier leaves lasting Testament on Broadway

Mercier leaves lasting Testament on Broadway

  • 01 May 2013

Among this year’s prestigious Tony Awards nominees is Dr Mel Mercier, head of School of Music & Theatre at UCC.

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Food for thought

Food for thought

  • 02 May 2013

UCC food historian, Regina Sexton, will appear in two TV productions on RTÉ One and TV3 over the next few weeks.

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UCC prepares social workers for future

UCC prepares social workers for future

  • 30 Apr 2013

Munster’s social workers are attending a seminar series hosted by Dr Mary Wilson from the School of Applied Social Studies in preparation for professional social work registration.

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Investigator Award for PhD student

Investigator Award for PhD student

  • 29 Apr 2013

Sinéad O’Neill, a Health Services Research PhD student, has won the “2013 Best New Investigator Award” at the 60th Annual Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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102 artists flag personal memories

102 artists flag personal memories

  • 29 Apr 2013

Áras na Mac Léinn is to launch a collaborative exhibition this Thursday 2nd May at 10.30am at Café Oasis, UCC, as part of a community outreach programme.

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CGD presents on global role

CGD presents on global role

  • 26 Apr 2013

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade has learnt of the significant role the Centre for Global Development (CGD) at UCC plays on the world stage.

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Student ambassadors meet President Higgins

Student ambassadors meet President Higgins

  • 26 Apr 2013

UCC International Student Ambassadors were recently honoured at the Government of Ireland Scholar and Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony.

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UCC hosts Canon Sheehan conference

UCC hosts Canon Sheehan conference

  • 24 Apr 2013

The life and achievements of the noted priest, author and social activist, Canon PA Sheehan will be celebrated at a conference on the 26 and 27 April.

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Prize for Sustainable Energy Graduate

Prize for Sustainable Energy Graduate

  • 23 Apr 2013

Gary O’Halloran is this year’s winner of the EirGrid Prize for UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy.

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Global first as UCC retains Green Flag

Global first as UCC retains Green Flag

  • 22 Apr 2013

UCC has reaffirmed its standing as the world’s first Green Flag campus, a world first in itself for the prestigious international award programme.

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UCC book on Stalin wins award

UCC book on Stalin wins award

  • 25 Apr 2013

UCC historian Professor Geoffrey Roberts' book Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov has won the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award for Biography.

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UCC Societies scoop three awards

UCC Societies scoop three awards

  • 22 Apr 2013

UCC Societies recently won three awards at the 2013 finals of the National Board of Irish College Societies Awards, held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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ESA applauds Irish marine innovations

ESA applauds Irish marine innovations

  • 19 Apr 2013

UCC’s Coastal and Marine Research Centre is part of the organising committee behind “Space Innovation - Powering Blue Growth” taking place today, Friday 19 April.

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Sonia announces Sports Star Awards

Sonia announces Sports Star Awards

  • 18 Apr 2013

Ten top student sports stars have been honoured by UCC at the Sports Star Awards 2012/2013, with Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan as the Guest of Honour.

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Vive la France for Grad of Year

Vive la France for Grad of Year

  • 18 Apr 2013

The UCC Annual Prize Giving, which recognises exceptional students from across UCC, took place on Tuesday 16 April 2013.

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Roadshow to unearth historical treasures

Roadshow to unearth historical treasures

  • 16 Apr 2013

A ‘Revolutionary Decade Roadshow’ will be held in Nemo Rangers GAA complex this Saturday (20 April) 11am-3pm to unearth material on the period 1912-1923.

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Programmers of future compete at UCC

Programmers of future compete at UCC

  • 16 Apr 2013

UCC hosted the largest computer programming competition in the country recently.

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Migration, Multiculturalism and Contemporary Childhoods

Migration, Multiculturalism and Contemporary Childhoods

  • 16 Apr 2013

A conference and networking event at UCC on Saturday 27 April is set to focus on the increase in migration into Ireland since the late 1990s.

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Sporting students shoot for stars

Sporting students shoot for stars

  • 12 Apr 2013

Ten top young sports stars are to be honoured by UCC, with Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan as the Guest of Honour at the UCC Sports Star Awards 2012/2013. The awards take place in the River Lee Hotel from 6pm this Wednesday 17 April.

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BEES postgrad champion science communicator

BEES postgrad champion science communicator

  • 12 Apr 2013

Fergus McAuliffe, a postgraduate researcher in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, (BEES) at UCC is Ireland’s champion science communicator, after winning the inaugural Famelab competition in Dublin’s Science Gallery.

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A passport to travel at UCC

A passport to travel at UCC

  • 12 Apr 2013

This Thursday 18 April sees the UCC Language Scholarship Awards take place in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC from 5-7pm.

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President of Eurogroup visits UCC

President of Eurogroup visits UCC

  • 11 Apr 2013

UCC welcomes Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup and Minister of Finance for the Netherlands today. He will give a moderated public interview, which will be live-streamed

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Future business leaders visit Cork

Future business leaders visit Cork

  • 09 Apr 2013

As part of the International Experience element of their MBA programme, 23 Yale School of Management students visited Cork recently.

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Drawing to a conclusion

Drawing to a conclusion

  • 09 Apr 2013

Gut feelings were the focus of a recent Health Research Board sponsored symposium held in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, to coincide with the final weekend of the ‘Experience of Illness’ exhibition.

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Keeping it moving at UCC

Keeping it moving at UCC

  • 09 Apr 2013

A first of its kind interdisciplinary conference on fundamental movement skill development across the lifespan will be held on April 19 and 20 at the Mardkye Arena, UCC.

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IGNITE calls for graduates

IGNITE calls for graduates

  • 08 Apr 2013

Graduates with a great business idea may discover just the kick-start they need from the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme at UCC.

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Students visit China with UCC

Students visit China with UCC

  • 28 Mar 2013

90 Transition Year (TY) students - and one parent - will have a slightly different tale to tell their peers this Easter.

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UCC links with Dalian University

UCC links with Dalian University

  • 28 Mar 2013

UCC and Dalian University of Technology (DUT) China have signed a memorandum of understanding across a range of projects, initially in environmental sciences, coastal management and maritime engineering.

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UCC and SCEB support local enterprise

UCC and SCEB support local enterprise

  • 28 Mar 2013

The South Cork Enterprise Board (SCEB) and UCC have come together to provide sponsorship for two SME participants on UCC’s Executive MBA programme.

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Women Mean Business at UCC

Women Mean Business at UCC

  • 28 Mar 2013

Women Mean Business (WMB) is set to host its third annual Cork conference in Devere Hall, UCC on Friday April 12th.

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Image awards for UCC Researchers

Image awards for UCC Researchers

  • 27 Mar 2013

Dr Kieran McDermott and Dr Janelle Pakan of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and the BioSciences Imaging Centre at UCC have won the Anatomical Society Best Image Prize (2013).

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Operation Transformation: Food for thought!

Operation Transformation: Food for thought!

  • 27 Mar 2013

A prize-winning essay examining student lifestyles was won by a final year BA student studying Health Economics, using UCC Operation Transformation as part of his inspiration.

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Crisp sound of success

Crisp sound of success

  • 21 Mar 2013

A team of Food Science and Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship students hungry for success have won the UCC Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013.

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UCC participates in world’s largest food allergy study

UCC participates in world’s largest food allergy study

  • 23 Mar 2013

University College Cork (UCC) will participate in the world's largest study of food allergies ever undertaken which is being launched in the UK this week.

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PhD students make national impact

PhD students make national impact

  • 23 Mar 2013

Sarah Jo Sinnott and Mary Galvin are two of the 1200 UCC PhD students carrying out vital research. They enjoyed success recently at the HEA’s ‘Making an Impact’ competition.  

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Terrorism: What have we learnt?

Terrorism: What have we learnt?

  • 22 Mar 2013

Professor Louise Richardson, a leading authority on terrorism and political violence, is to deliver a public lecture at UCC this Friday 22 March.

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Conference: Reforming Abortion Law

Conference: Reforming Abortion Law

  • 22 Mar 2013

Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives organised by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights takes place today, Friday 22 March from 1.00-5.30pm in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

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Soak it Up:Getting Trees to do the Dirty Work

Soak it Up:Getting Trees to do the Dirty Work

  • 21 Mar 2013

'Zero-discharge wastewater treatment' was the topic of the winning presentation of Fergus McAuliffe, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UCC in the Science for All competition.

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Had eNEUF? Spring into action then at UCC

Had eNEUF? Spring into action then at UCC

  • 20 Mar 2013

The UCC Environmental Society will launch the inaugural National University Environmental Forum (NUEF) on Friday the 22 March in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

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Danish Ambassador visits UCC

Danish Ambassador visits UCC

  • 20 Mar 2013

The Danish Ambassador to Ireland visited UCC, at the invitation of the European Studies Programme, to talk about "Denmark in Europe after 40 years: Perspectives and Reflections."

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UCC Economics students help businesses

UCC Economics students help businesses

  • 20 Mar 2013

A showcase of the work of students from the MA in Economics with local industry will be held in UCC today (Wednesday 20/3) from 1-3pm.

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Do you have ancestors from Midleton?

Do you have ancestors from Midleton?

  • 19 Mar 2013

Did they emigrate? Do you know anything about them? Is there a famine grave, a ‘hungry hill’ or a former workhouse near where you live?

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UCC part of Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research

UCC part of Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research

  • 19 Mar 2013

UCC will be part of a €1 million new data analytics centre for researching “big data”, a key area of the government’s job growth plans.

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The Occupation Shake at UCC

The Occupation Shake at UCC

  • 19 Mar 2013

The latest Harlem Shake video comes from our very own Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at UCC. How many occupations can you spot?

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Student contribution to be recognised at UCC Works Awards

Student contribution to be recognised at UCC Works Awards

  • 19 Mar 2013

A new student internship programme, UCC Works was launched last October and over 200 students have participated to date. An awards ceremony today celebrates their significant contribution.

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The challenge? Making science suitable for all

The challenge? Making science suitable for all

  • 15 Mar 2013

UCC postgraduate students will be tasked with making science understandable to all on Wednesday 20 March, as part of the Science for All competition.

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UCC Department of Medicine to lead €6m EU project

UCC Department of Medicine to lead €6m EU project

  • 14 Mar 2013

The UCC Department of Medicine will lead a €6m EU-funded research project to develop a software engine to optimise drug therapy for older people in hospital.

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Scholarships for students

Scholarships for students

  • 14 Mar 2013

More than 20 students received awards at the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science (SEFS) Awards Ceremony recently.

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The quest for pearly whites  over a 100 years…

The quest for pearly whites over a 100 years…

  • 14 Mar 2013

Records over a 100 years at the University Dental School and Hospital, Cork show that cosmetic dentistry is a not new phenomenon according to Professor Finbarr Allen, Dean.   

 

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Ambassador of India to attend UCC conference honouring Irish Sikh scholar Max Arthur Macauliffe

Ambassador of India to attend UCC conference honouring Irish Sikh scholar Max Arthur Macauliffe

  • 12 Mar 2013

The Ambassador of India to Ireland Mr Debashish Chakravarti is to attend a centennial conference at UCC this Friday 15 March, which will honour the work of Max Arthur Macauliffe, the great Irish scholar of the Sikh religion.

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Human free will: A misconception?

Human free will: A misconception?

  • 12 Mar 2013

Professor Santiago Sia (Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Milltown Institute, Dublin (retired)) will present ‘Human free will: A misconception?' this Wednesday 13 March as part of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Public Lecture Series.

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Diploma in Military Medical Care to save lives

Diploma in Military Medical Care to save lives

  • 08 Mar 2013

The School of Medicine recently launched the Diploma in Military Medical Care Programme, which brings together the Irish Defence Forces and UCC in providing professional training in Military Medical Care.

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ISS21 showcases new social research

ISS21 showcases new social research

  • 08 Mar 2013

The Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st century (ISS21) at UCC showcased its research at a one-day event recently, highlighting exemplary community-engaged and socially relevant funded research.

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Friars’ accounts reveal social history

Friars’ accounts reveal social history

  • 14 May 2013

Cork Franciscan friars ate heartily during the famine according to a new book which details their financial accounts from the 1798 rebellion to World War 1.

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UCC hosts molecular gastronomy workshop

UCC hosts molecular gastronomy workshop

  • 14 Feb 2013

Many leading chefs and representatives from the food business sector and higher education will attend a molecular gastronomy workshop hosted by UCC on Thursday 21 February.   

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‘What in the World’ launch hosted by CGD

‘What in the World’ launch hosted by CGD

  • 07 Mar 2013

The Centre for Global Development (CGD) recently hosted the launch of author Peadar King’s latest book, What in the World: Political Travels in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symposium: The Experience of Illness

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symposium: The Experience of Illness

  • 07 Mar 2013

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will be the focus of an upcoming symposium at UCC on Saturday 9 March in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, from 11am-1pm.

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Death of UCC member of staff

Death of UCC member of staff

  • 06 Mar 2013

The University is deeply saddened by the death of staff member, Frank McGrath, following a tragic accident on campus yesterday (Tuesday, 5 March 2013).

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Launch of New Project on Gender Equality

Launch of New Project on Gender Equality

  • 01 Mar 2013

GENOVATE, a major new project on gender equality in research and innovation, launched on Friday 1 March at UCC.

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A history of Great Deeds and Economics unfurled

A history of Great Deeds and Economics unfurled

  • 01 Mar 2013

Two new history books were launched recently at UCC, ‘An Economic History of Ireland since Independence’ and ‘Great Deeds in Ireland: Richard Stanihurst's De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis’.

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Free access to Europe’s marine energy R&D facilities

Free access to Europe’s marine energy R&D facilities

  • 01 Mar 2013

The Coordinator of MARINET, the HMRC at Beaufort UCC, has announced a third call offering free-of-charge access to Europe’s leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D. 

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Prize giving acknowledges efforts of students

Prize giving acknowledges efforts of students

  • 01 Mar 2013

The annual School of History prize-giving ceremony took place recently, celebrating the achievements of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Major success for UCC’s research centres

Major success for UCC’s research centres

  • 25 Feb 2013

UCC is to lead four of the seven centres and to co-lead a fifth in SFI’s largest joint state/industry research investment (€300m) in Irish history.

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UCC research informs actions on climate change

UCC research informs actions on climate change

  • 25 Feb 2013

New results from research carried out at UCC show that the technologies now exist to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector by up to 95%. 

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Pharmacy students gain industrial experience

Pharmacy students gain industrial experience

  • 21 Feb 2013

UCC Pharmacy students Doireann Ní Nuanáin and David Walsh spent four weeks in the QA department at Gilead Sciences undertaking their final year projects.

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The cause of Labour: 1913 and beyond

The cause of Labour: 1913 and beyond

  • 20 Feb 2013

UCC will host a two-day conference on the 1913 Dublin lock-out and the role of labour during the ‘revolutionary decade’ of 1912-23 on 1 and 2 March.

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Tánaiste delivers lecture at UCC Law Faculty

Tánaiste delivers lecture at UCC Law Faculty

  • 19 Feb 2013

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore outlined a wide range of priorities to be addressed during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU Council at a lecture held recently at UCC.

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College of SEFS announces new scholarships

College of SEFS announces new scholarships

  • 19 Feb 2013

UCC is delighted to announce new scholarships in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS), aimed at attracting international talent.

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New call for health innovation projects

New call for health innovation projects

  • 16 Dec 2013

The Health Innovation Hub (HIH) demonstrator project based in UCC today (Monday 16 December) announced a second call for proposals for innovative healthcare solutions as news of 80 jobs was widely welcomed.

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Renowned conductor to give lecture

Renowned conductor to give lecture

  • 16 Dec 2013

One of the world’s busiest conductors is taking time out to visit Cork and give a lecture at UCC this evening (Monday 16 December)Carl Davis CBE.

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HE sector listening closely

HE sector listening closely

  • 13 Dec 2013

That’s the message students have received today (Friday 13 December 2013) as a new national survey of third level students launched, exploring in detail their experiences of higher education.

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UCC students spark biomedical innovation

UCC students spark biomedical innovation

  • 13 Dec 2013

Engineering and medical students from UCC are working together to produce innovative design solutions to real-world clinical problems.

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Puttnam delivers film studies lecture

Puttnam delivers film studies lecture

  • 13 Dec 2013

Lord David Puttnam delivered his final lecture on the module 'Seminar in Film Studies' for 2013/2014 recently to members of the Film and Screen Media group and UCC staff.

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New voice for researchers

New voice for researchers

  • 13 Dec 2013

UCC researcher Dr Gordon Dalton is the chair of a new international consortium of research staff associations that aims to provide a collective voice for groups representing researchers at home and abroad.

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Mammoth forest project reports back

Mammoth forest project reports back

  • 13 Dec 2013

Scientists, practitioners and policy makers from Ireland and Northern Ireland convened in Portlaoise this week to review the recommendations of the largest sustainable forest management research project ever undertaken in Ireland.

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Minister Bruton launches €88 million SFI research centre

Minister Bruton launches €88 million SFI research centre

  • 12 Dec 2013

Ministers Mr Richard Bruton TD and Mr Seán Sherlock TD launched Insight, a new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Data Analytics at the RHA in Dublin.

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‘Sweet success’ for Green Campus

‘Sweet success’ for Green Campus

  • 11 Dec 2013

UCC’s Green Campus programme has been recognised by the Cork Environmental Forum (CEF) at its 2013 Environmental Awards under the Public Sector category, the latest in a number of awards received by UCC for its leadership in environmental sustainability.

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A New Horizon for Irish Universities

A New Horizon for Irish Universities

  • 11 Dec 2013

An action plan for participation of the Irish universities in Horizon 2020 has been launched by Minister for Research and Innovation Mr Seán Sherlock TD.

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UCC honours sporting stars

UCC honours sporting stars

  • 09 Dec 2013

Rugby star Alison Miller and All Ireland hurling players Conor Lehane & Seamus Harnedy were among close to 100 students recognised at the UCC Sports Scholarships 2013/14.

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UCC graduate survives atomic bomb

UCC graduate survives atomic bomb

  • 09 Dec 2013

The incredible wartime exploits of UCC medical graduate (1939) Dr Aidan MacCarthy will be recounted in full this Monday night (9 December 2013) at 10pm on TV3.

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UCC to honour sports stars

UCC to honour sports stars

  • 06 Dec 2013

UCC will cheer on its student sports stars this Monday 9 December, when 80 Sports Scholarships and 11 Development Awards will be presented across a wide variety of sports.

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Scientist helps find needle in the haystack

Scientist helps find needle in the haystack

  • 05 Dec 2013

How do you find a needle in a haystack? It helps if a computer programme can reduce the size of the haystack.

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Bibi Baskin to present to IIBA

Bibi Baskin to present to IIBA

  • 05 Dec 2013

Former television presenter and well-known Irish media personality Bibi Baskin is to speak at the IIBA (Ireland – India Business Association) Cork Chapter Christmas lunch this Friday 6 December at 1.30pm in the River Lee Hotel, Cork.

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Victoria Lodge refurbished

Victoria Lodge refurbished

  • 05 Dec 2013

UCC Campus Accommodation recently completed refurbishment of the popular UCC Victoria Lodge apartments.

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UCC partners with CAIA

UCC partners with CAIA

  • 04 Dec 2013

The MSc Corporate Finance program has signed an Academic Partnership Agreement with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, further enhancing the strong links that exist between UCC itself and CAIA.

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UCC offers €10k scholarships

UCC offers €10k scholarships

  • 04 Dec 2013

UCC is offering gifted students the chance of scholarships worth up to €10,000 per student, per year.

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This is Grace ... in Mexico

This is Grace ... in Mexico

  • 04 Dec 2013

Grace O’Leary, a third year UCC student of Commerce and Hispanic studies, has started a Youtube channel to document her year abroad in Mexico.

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Early detection hope for Pre-eclampsia

Early detection hope for Pre-eclampsia

  • 04 Dec 2013

A new research initiative focusing on the life-threatening complications associated with pre-eclampsia is set to save the lives of affected mothers and babies.

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International Research Award for APC Neuroscientist

International Research Award for APC Neuroscientist

  • 03 Dec 2013

Dr Gerard Clarke of the APC has been awarded a 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

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Visitors' Centre reaches milestone

Visitors' Centre reaches milestone

  • 02 Dec 2013

Just over 20 Primary school students from Gaelscoil Bharra in Cabra, Dublin are now Ireland’s youngest ‘graduates’, with a little help from UCC Visitors’ Centre.

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UCC excels at NUI Awards

UCC excels at NUI Awards

  • 02 Dec 2013

UCC was a top performer at the recent NUI Awards Ceremony 2013, with 33% of all awards going to UCC students. The Languages and Medical fields did particularly well.

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UCC strengthens links with Ecuador

UCC strengthens links with Ecuador

  • 02 Dec 2013

Dr Fernando Espinoza of the Government of Ecuador’s Council for the Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Higher Education was welcomed to UCC recently.

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UCC invites nominations for the 2013 UCC Alumni Awards

UCC invites nominations for the 2013 UCC Alumni Awards

  • 13 Feb 2013

University College Cork invites UCC staff, graduates and members of the public to nominate a distinguished UCC alumnus for an Alumnus Achievement Award. 

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UCC to honour distinguished graduates

UCC to honour distinguished graduates

  • 29 Nov 2013

A doctor to the stars, a CoderDojo guru and Disney vice-president, a pioneering dental researcher and two business leaders known for their humanitarian efforts  - all are to be honoured by UCC.

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UCC moustache you a question

UCC moustache you a question

  • 28 Nov 2013

A noble effort to raise awareness around men’s health that would put the fabled moustache of Ron Burgundy to shame has earned some UCC students and staff double-glances around campus this Movember.

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Award the Biz for PhD candidate

Award the Biz for PhD candidate

  • 27 Nov 2013

Denis Dennehy, a PhD candidate with the Business Information Systems Department has won the Best Academic Paper Award at the prestigious Innovation for Financial Services conference, held in Singapore recently.

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Joe Gantly prize in engineering awarded

Joe Gantly prize in engineering awarded

  • 27 Nov 2013

Katherine Condon, a UCC Process and Chemical Engineering student from Ballinascarthy, West Cork has been awarded the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering.

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UCC undergraduates recognised

UCC undergraduates recognised

  • 26 Nov 2013

UCC student Siobhán O’Connor picked up her Bram Stoker Gold Medal at a ceremony held in Dublin City Hall last week, in recognition of her stunning performance at The Undergraduate Awards (UA).

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UCC targets €80bn EU research funds

UCC targets €80bn EU research funds

  • 26 Nov 2013

UCC has established a new project management service, PrimeUCC, to help its researchers win and manage EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation funds worth nearly €80 billion.

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Ireland increasing in popularity

Ireland increasing in popularity

  • 26 Nov 2013

Education in Ireland, a government initiative promoting higher education study opportunities, has announced new statistics that indicate a jump in Ireland’s popularity as a study abroad destination among U.S. students. 

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A book to get your teeth into

A book to get your teeth into

  • 25 Nov 2013

Love or loathe that trip to the dentist, there is a distinct possibility that Cork University Dental School and Hospital has fulfilled a role in ensuring you receive a high standard of care.

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Award for UCC approach to alcohol

Award for UCC approach to alcohol

  • 22 Nov 2013

UCC Health Matters has swept the board at the Irish Healthcare Awards, winning the Best Public Health Initiative category and the prestigious overall award, An Duais Mhór for its work around alcohol.

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UCC cements Brazilian-Irish relationship

UCC cements Brazilian-Irish relationship

  • 22 Nov 2013

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD witnessed the signing of a bi-lateral agreement recently between Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in Brazil and UCC.

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Acquainted with the Night

Acquainted with the Night

  • 22 Nov 2013

UCC’s Jennings Gallery is set to host Irish artist Gráinne Tynan’s solo exhibition 'Acquainted with the Night' from 28 November 2013 – 9 January 2014.

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Success brings serenity

Success brings serenity

  • 22 Nov 2013

The view from ‘The Balcony’ must be pleasing for Cork musician, poet and UCC graduate David Moynihan as he launches his first poetry collection on 23 November from 3pm-4.30pm in Cork City Library.

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UCC shortlisted for Eircom Spider Award

UCC shortlisted for Eircom Spider Award

  • 19 Nov 2013

UCC has been shortlisted for an Eircom Spider Award under the category ‘Social Media Interaction’. The annual awards reward Irish businesses and community organisations for their creativity and innovation online.

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The Freedom of Cork

The Freedom of Cork

  • 19 Nov 2013

Dr Aodh Quinlivan, of the Department of Government will launch his book, The Freedom of Cork - A Chronicle of Honour, this Thursday 21 November at Cork City Hall.

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gatewayUCC yields 100 jobs

gatewayUCC yields 100 jobs

  • 19 Nov 2013

gatewayUCC has announced that their portfolio of start-ups, spin-outs and high-tech companies has cumulatively reached 100 jobs, translating investment in research into tangible employment. 

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Austerity measures affects diabetes care

Austerity measures affects diabetes care

  • 19 Nov 2013

UCC research reveals that good quality care for young people with type-1 diabetes is unevenly distributed throughout Ireland.

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Conor Cusack to speak on depression

Conor Cusack to speak on depression

  • 18 Nov 2013

Former Cork hurler Conor Cusack is to speak on depression tonight (Monday 18 November) in Boole 4 at 8pm. A live stream can be viewed by clicking here from c.8pm

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UCC celebrated Indian Festival of Lights

UCC celebrated Indian Festival of Lights

  • 15 Nov 2013

UCC hosted a stunning array of traditional Indian music and dance this week to mark Diwali, one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. The Indian 'festival of light', which lasts for five days, celebrates the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

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Shanghai delegation visits UCC

Shanghai delegation visits UCC

  • 15 Nov 2013

A delegation of officials from the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Shanghai Committee, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and Shanghai University visited UCC recently, with welcome news announced for Cork and the wider region.

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Folklore and Traditions of the Christmas Season

Folklore and Traditions of the Christmas Season

  • 31 Dec 2013

‘Holly’ is derived from the English word ‘holy’ and it is believed that the holly’s red berries and prickly leaves are said to symbolize Christ’s sufferings.

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Robots mean toys for all

Robots mean toys for all

  • 20 Dec 2013

It was a case of Rudolph the Red Nosed Robot recently as a festive crew waltzed around campus, proving toys really are for every child, no matter what challenges they may face.

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Thinking outside the bun wows judges

Thinking outside the bun wows judges

  • 19 Dec 2013

The winners of the inaugural ‘Think outside of the Bun - UCC Staff Build a Balanced Burger competition’ have been announced.

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Canadian Dobbin Scholars announced

Canadian Dobbin Scholars announced

  • 19 Dec 2013

Links between Ireland and Canada have been further strengthened, with the announcement of this year’s Dobbin Scholarships by the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF).

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Mental health initiative to empower staff

Mental health initiative to empower staff

  • 17 Dec 2013

What if a virtually untapped sector of frontline workers could be mobilised to protect the mental health of our young people, long before they ever present to traditional mental health services?

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The challenge? Making science suitable for all

The challenge? Making science suitable for all

  • 15 Mar 2013

UCC postgraduate students will be tasked with making science understandable to all on Wednesday 20 March, as part of the Science for All competition.

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